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EV Boys & Girls Clubs get kids ready for school

By CEcILiA CHAN GSN Managing Editor Ezinne Okaru held a burgundy-color T-shirt up to her chest. “Do you think this shirt will look good on me?” the 11-year-old Gilbert girl asked her volunteer shopper. “Yes, I do,”...

Gilbert teen’s DC trip a life-changer

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Audrey Landers isn’t old enough to vote yet, but she’s already drafted a bill, participated in a caucus and met with Arizona’s representatives at Capitol Hill. The Gilbert teen is one...

Recording conservatory produces winning sounds

By Sherry Jackson GSN Contributor From broadcast studios, recording rooms and a sound stage, the sound of music in Gilbert is tucked quietly away in an industrial park. At the Conservatory of Recording Arts & Sciences,...

Kids in crisis, not enough help

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor When Phoenix Children’s Hospital opens its multi-specialty outpatient clinic in January in Gilbert, it will bring much-needed behavioral health care to children and teens. The East Valley — like the rest...

Mercy Gilbert addition will offer an array of services

GSN NEWS STAFF When the multi-specialty ambulatory building opens in Gilbert, it will include a psychiatrist, psychologist and two therapists. In anticipation of the opening, Dr. Randall Ricardi is having his psychiatrists do additional training in...

Longtime actress finds new youth theater role

By Colleen Sparks GSN Contributor Audrey Ryan is shining in her dream job at Chandler Youth Theater after a whirlwind few months that included graduating from Arizona State University and getting married. Ryan, 22, is the new...

Higley High senior honored

GSN NEWS STAFF A Higley High School senior has been selected for membership in the National Society of High School Scholars. Spencer Funkhouser, 17, said he was nominated by a teacher. “For me it offers scholarship opportunities...

Rabbi who survived shooting to speak here

GSN NEWS STAFF Rabbi Laibel Blotner still remembers the chill that ran up his spine when he heard the news April 27 about the shooting at the Chabad of Poway outside San Diego. Because it was...

Gilbert teen is a straight shooter

By Cecilia Chan GSN Managing Editor Stephanie Carr’s keen eye and steady hand with a .22-caliber long rifle earned her a spot to compete at the 2019 National High School Finals Rodeo. The 17-year-old Gilbert resident was...

How historians saved decades of EV Trib work

by srianthi perera GSN Contributor Founded in 1891 under a different name, the East Valley Tribune has a long and storied past. Its archives contain an estimated 750,000 items of paper, photographs, negatives and microfilm. All...